Census Says Number of Uninsured Children Falling

The percentage of children in 2012 lacking health insurance fell to 8.9 percent compared with 9.4 percent in 2011. And, unsurprisingly, the uninsured rate was higher among people with lower incomes. In 2012, 24.9 percent of people in households with annual income of less than $25,000 lacked health insurance.

The U.S. Census Bureau released these and other figures in September in its report “Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2012.” The data in this report come from the bureau’s 2013 “Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement” and were collected in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The data are based on a sample of about 100,000 addresses.